“Extensive fixes” primarily based on participant suggestions

Battlefield 2042 Irish holding an M5A3 Assault Rifle in the loadout menu.

Battlefield 2042’s first season of post-release content material is being delayed in order that its builders can deal with implementing “extensive fixes to the game.” Voice comms, a revised scoreboard and higher participant profiles are all on the way in which earlier than season one arrives early summer season, amongst different modifications designed to enhance the dev crew’s communication with gamers.

In a weblog submit, senior producer Ryan McArthur outlines the updates coming most imminently. That consists of modifications to the in-round scoreboard revealed a few weeks in the past. Player profiles will purpose to present a greater overview of “how far you have to go for your next unlock”, and voice comms will… exist.

The submit additionally mentions a refined ping system, a greater “squad loop”, and an improved “reward loop” when your squad deal with the crew goal. They even have a crew engaged on Specialists, 2042’s equal of classes, though they are not yey prepared to speak about how they could change, and gunplay will obtain “feedback-based improvements too.”

Continuing the love of loops, the submit outlines a brand new “feedback loop” for the dev crew to speak to gamers, which boils all the way down to: Dice will say what they’re engaged on, take heed to suggestions, then say how they’ve modified what they’re engaged on in response to stated suggestions. The dev crew’s first main focus can be map design. “We want to outline to you our vision for how we’re going to approach and factor into our new maps enhancements to the gameplay experience, by addressing feedback on openness and lack of cover in key areas,” writes McArthur.

Altogether the submit touches on potential modifications to nearly each side of the sport, together with some I have never talked about right here, wrapped up in numerous “we have heard you” rhetoric. It is designed as an affirmation of the crew’s dedication to the sport, however blimey it seems that there’s so much to repair. That was Ed’s impression in his Battlefield 2042 assessment, through which he wrote that, “Simply put: this is a game that doesn’t seem ready yet.”

I get excited by the trailers each time there is a new Battlefield sport, and each time it comes out and I hear from everybody that it is one massive sickburp. It’s nice that EA are swallowing Battlefield 2042 again all the way down to digest it additional, however I’ll have forgotten it exists by the point I begin listening to it is, I dunno, been transformed into vitamin.

As an apology for the delay of season one, gamers who purchased the Year 1 Pass as a part of Battlefield 2042 gold and supreme editions will obtain “an exclusive bundle containing a Specialist skin, weapon and vehicle skins, a melee weapon and Player Card.” It’ll be out there alongside the following update.